Death on the River of Doubt by Samantha Seiple audiobook

Death on the River of Doubt: Theodore Roosevelt’s Amazon Adventure

By Samantha Seiple
Read by David de Vries

Scholastic Inc 9780545709163
3.33 Hours Unabridged
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“I did have a murderous trip down South, but it was mighty interesting.” In October 1913, Theodore Roosevelt arrived in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on a tour of South America. The thrill-seeking adventurer had no idea that he would soon receive an offer he couldn’t refuse: the chance to lead an expedition deep into the Amazon jungle to chart an unmapped river with his son Kermit and renowned Brazilian explorer Candido Mariano da Silva Rondon. Death on the River of Doubt takes listeners inside the thrilling journey that unfolds as Roosevelt, Rondon, Kermit, and their companions navigate an unpredictable river through an unforgiving jungle. With new threats at every turn, from bloodthirsty piranhas and raging rapids to starvation, disease, and a traitor in their own ranks, it seems that not everyone will make it out alive. Through it all, the indomitable Teddy Roosevelt remained determined to complete their mission and rewrite the map of the world—or die trying.

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Summary

Summary

“I did have a murderous trip down South, but it was mighty interesting.”

In October 1913, Theodore Roosevelt arrived in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on a tour of South America. The thrill-seeking adventurer had no idea that he would soon receive an offer he couldn’t refuse: the chance to lead an expedition deep into the Amazon jungle to chart an unmapped river with his son Kermit and renowned Brazilian explorer Candido Mariano da Silva Rondon.

Death on the River of Doubt takes listeners inside the thrilling journey that unfolds as Roosevelt, Rondon, Kermit, and their companions navigate an unpredictable river through an unforgiving jungle. With new threats at every turn, from bloodthirsty piranhas and raging rapids to starvation, disease, and a traitor in their own ranks, it seems that not everyone will make it out alive.

Through it all, the indomitable Teddy Roosevelt remained determined to complete their mission and rewrite the map of the world—or die trying.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Thrilling…A stirring, suspenseful true story of dangerous adventure and remarkable survival.” Kirkus Reviews
“Gripping…death-defying drama.” Publishers Weeklhy
“Edge-of-the-seat…thrill-a-minute.” Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books
“Hooks readers with suspenseful drama and weaves a background summary of Roosevelt into this compelling adventure story…Highly recommended.” School Library Connection
“Compelling…Teachers may find [it] useful as a mentor text for writing narrative nonfiction.” VOYA
“An audiobook with limited dialogue and a lack of character voices requires both an exciting story and a skilled narration. Happily, the author provides the former, and narrator David de Vries, the latter…De Vries reads with a certain amount of detachment, which befits the precise and unembellished tone of the men’s journals that provided the source material. It’s the story that provides the excitement here.” Audiofile

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Author

Author Bio: Samantha Seiple

Author Bio: Samantha Seiple

Samantha Seiple is the author of several books, including Lincoln’s Spymaster: Allan Pinkerton, America’s First Private Eye, a 2015 Junior Library Guild Selection; Ghosts in the Fog: The Untold Story of Alaska’s WWII Invasion; and Byrd & Igloo: A Polar Adventure. She has worked as a competitive intelligence specialist for a Fortune 500 company, as a librarian, and as a production editor and copy editor. Her education includes degrees in English, journalism, and library and information science.

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Details

Available Formats : Digital Download, CD
Category: Fiction/Historical
Runtime: 3.33
Audience: Young Adult (12–17)
Language: English